Hi, I’m Susan–creator of Moms Make it Magical.

If you’ve somehow stumbled upon this little corner of the internet, WELCOME.

I know how challenging parenting can be, and I also know there is a little more to consider if you have children who are highly sensitive. Especially when it comes to travel!

Here are a few things you should know about me:

  • I am a mom of 3, and have been taking my own family to Disney World since 2018 and have countless trips under out belt at this point.
  • The more I’ve learned about neurodiversity & high sensitivity, the more I’ve recognized that our entire family is NOT neurotypical–and this colors all the information I share here.
  • I am NOT local to Orlando or an AP (annual pass holder). Tips & suggestions from locals or APs might not always apply to families who will be traveling a considerable distance to get to Disney Wrold
  • I am a DVC (Disney Vacation Club) member! We joined DVC in January 2019, which is Disney’s timeshare program. This has allowed us to return somewhat regularly despite not being local.
  • I am NOT a travel agent. I’m a former social worker (MSW/MPH) who has been a stay-at-home mom since my oldest was born. I share my tips & knowledge with an empathetic and strengths-based perspective, acknowledging the diversity of your own personal experiences and situations.

Every time we travel to Disney World (or elsewhere), it has been an opportunity for me to see what the kids loved, what overwhelmed them, what triggered meltdowns, and what brought utmost joy!

My Disney obsession paired with my desire to support my sensitive kiddos in even the most overwhelming environments has been the catalyst to start this blog. I don’t have all the answers by any means, but I know us moms can work hard to MAKE IT MAGICAL and mitigate (and better manage) the meltdowns. 

My hope is that you’ll find support, encouragement, and resources as you navigate travel to Disney World (and beyond!) with highly sensitive children.